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showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for
hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland, beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pr
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
a colesville and finally in virginia good news to wrap this up. no accidents reported on 95, 395, 66 is slow between 50 and 123. it is 6:01. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. supreme court justice elena kagan meets with her colleagues for the first time. the nine justices will decide which cases to take up in their new term. it begins on monday. >>> new ramps are open at the telegraph road interchange. watch for the signs to guide you. the ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. >>> and nearly four years after they were approved by voters, maryland's first slot parlor opens in perryville off of 95 in cecil county. the parlor is opening this morning at 8:00. three days ahead of schedule. >>> also this morning, new security measures are put in to place at a busy metro station and it could affect your morning commute. you will see the changes today at the pentagon metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these changes are going to
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
popular commuter route, only one lane to the left. elsewhere, in virginia and accidents southbound 95 on occoquan bridge is gone. northbound traffic, give yourself extra time leaving potomac mills. back to you. >> thank you. >>> bedbugs are becoming a problem across the country. there are unique ways to try to fight the pests. experts have gathered in chicago if to check out to the newest weapons in the war against them. they include dogs trained to detect the in sex. and there's a suitcase with a heater to bake the bugs. there's a trailer-sized version 2 sanitize your mattress. and there's another option to freeze bugs. >>> 65 degrees. coming up, it is 5:00 somewhere. budweiser has a free beer waiting for you. >>> and the latest push to leave the rat race behind. >>> hot, dry air this summer is having an impact. in brianne carter. de boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh..
a stretch of marlboro pike. pennsylvania avenue the best way to get around that. virginia northbound i-95 from the patomic mills side. here in springfield it's heavy but without delay heading up towards landmark. we do have slowing up towards -- >> more now on that breaking news from prince george's county. three people are dead after an ambulance and s.u.v. collide. investigators say the s.u.v. was going the wrong way. along the vest gating. the vehicles still up here on marlboro pike. we do know an ambulance was responding to a call when they were heading down marlboro pike. that s.u.v. was coming in the wrong direction. this was a head jan collision but according to fire and ems and what they have been able to gleam, the ambulance swerved out of the way, the s.u.v. side swiped the ambulance ultimately causing the s.u.v. to roll over. it hit a brick wall and utility pole. the three men in the s.u.v. were pronounced dead at the scene. the two men in the ambulance got out to check out the men in the s.u.v. they are now out of the hospital, they are back at the fire house. they are doing o
>>> barring any last-minute changes, the commonwealth of virginia is set to execute a woman for the first time in 100 years. >> fox investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that took the life of a mother and her two children. >>> we are live on capitol hill with more on what you need to know about important changes in health care reform. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. >>> it is thursday, september 23rd, 2010 as we take a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning. you will notice when you step outside it is definitely hotter and stickier than it has been over the past couple of days. good morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> we'll give a chance to give back. we are teaming up with mix 107.3 for a fundraiser to help the children's national medical center. today, we are holding a radiothon. if you would like to donate, can you do so in a couple of ways. can you call the number on your screen or you can e-mail or go online. our tony perkins is down there. we'll check in with him in a co
avenue. near andrews air force base, looks fine in virginia as well. no problem on all 66 miles of the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 62 degrees. >> still to come, president obama speaks to the children. the commander-in-chief has a new book. >> good morning. i am courtney robinson live in wheaton. a communications meltdown on metro has left if customer is in danger. what that means for your morning commute, coming up. >> oil >>> it is primary day in maryland and the district. in d.c. the voters will cast their ballots in the mayor's race if between adrian fenty and vincent gray. they will choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide governor and other state, county, and other local offices. >>> the obama administration hopes a federal judge in florida will toss out a lawsuit by that state and 19 others over the new health-care reform laws. they say provisions requiring people to have held insurance or face tax penalties are unconstitutional. >>> d.c. says -- bp says crews of baghdad where drilling a relief well to permanently sealed blo
. it still is. 95, 66. increasing volume of traffic heading toward vienna on 270. 95 in maryland and virginia look good. things look good on route 4, route 5. looks good to annapolis. metrorail is reporting normal service system wide. starting to see a little more action on the highway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it is 5:11, 66 degrees. >> still ahead, for you to live? a two-day trial and what it means for the website. -- you tube live? >> serious issues caused th e wheaton metro stop to shut down yesterday. >> making progress on a mideast peace deal. we will >>> in our top stories on this tuesday, it is primary day in maryland and the district. the mayor's race in d.c. between adrian fenty and vincent gray will come to an end. voters will also choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide who runs for governor and other state and local offices. >>> outdoor burning is to blame for two major of fires in colorado. one fire burned through 900 acres and two offices. another fire near boulder destroyed 166 houses and 10 square miles. >>> secretary clinton has arrived
cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his awards. he's giving back the trophy. the scandal over improper benefits when used with the university of southern california should not stand the dignity of the board, he says. he was awarded the trophy in 2005. the n.c.a.a. determined he and his family received gifts from two marketing agencies. >>> 61 degrees on this wednesday morning. >> coming up, toyota wants a judge to toss out in a lawsuit linked to acce
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
#. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain. it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you m
credibility to decisions being made. >> there is a change in traffic patterns for drivers in northern virginia. two new exit ramps are open as part of the wilson bridge product. officials tell us eventually they should make the commute a lot easier. news 4's megan mcgrath reports on how the change went over this morning. >> reporter: some changes for folks who drive to alexandra. two no raew ramps are open. there are growing pains as a result of th new traffic configuration. we saw congestion this morning as people get used to the new traffic pattern. the first ramp will connect motorists on e interloop with telegraph road in the northbound direction. the second ramp provides direct access from the outer loop of the beltway to eisenhower avenue and will allow driverso go northbound on telegraph road. this is going to cut down on weaving and the merging that's been part of the old trafc configuration. traportation officials say it's going to be safer as a result and, of course, the hope is that it will eventually reduce congestion en everybody gets used to the new pattern. also, the temporary d
. reporting live, brittany morehouse, 9 news now. >> thank you, brittany. >> now to virginia where families are trying to salvage their belongings after a fire tore through homes in me nasa. >> firefighters say it will be days before they can figure out what caused the fire that destroyed three homes. the next question, why did the flames spread so quickly? >> we're looking at about, i think, 10 to 16 feet maybe between these houses. >> certainly if you were on lots larger than a quarter acre and the houses staggered, you wouldn't see the spread you see here? >> reporter: the fire official says the homes were built to code, but home's exterior walls made of vine anymore siding over particle board. the fire marshal also says, if the homes had been required to have sprinklers, that would have held flames down. >>> bob mcdonnell says there will be no confederate history month next year. he was widely criticized when he declared last april confederate history month. he left out anti-slavery language in his proclamation. he later apologized. he declared civil war in virginia month. >>> the milit
of lynchburg, virginia, with similar phone tactics. >> saved message, wednesday, 1:58 p.m. >> yeah, that's what i thought, you're not going to pick up the phone, huh? yeah, i have you scared, you don't want to pick up the phone now? huh? it is because you're in bed with your sister? or with your mom, your cousin? huh? or what? little punk. >> reporter: but it was a case of mistaken identity. burke says he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong person. >> the calls came from a blocked number. the individual would not identify himself. i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: both burke and allen jones sued a.c.t. >> yeah, that's what i thought. >> reporter: jones' lawyers claim the company hires young, aggressive collectors and supervisors with shady backgrounds and has a culture of using racist approaches to get someone to pay up. >> in my opinion, they'll dehumanize anybody to get the money. >> the collectors get paid a percentage. a percentage of what they collect. >> reporter: we have system that they're going outside on breaks a
delays from germantown ford mva. no incidents just volume. you'll find if you are traveling in virginia, 395 slowing leaving duke street up toward seminary road. slow across theocko juan and again in springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood where tons of belongings are dumped out on to the street. a woman's personal items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. >> the woman being kicked out of her home, desperate to save her items. we have the story. >> reporter: mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her home and she didn't have anywhere to go. this is all of her stuff. according to her, this is what she did, she basically collected these items to send home to her family in venezuela. i want to introduce you to mrs. diaz. obviously, it's been a long night. you lost your job, isn't that what happened. you used to be a care giver. tell me about that. >> i i've been working for many years for a senior citizen in their house and cleaning and taking their medication and whatever they need, i'm happy to do it. but the dy
jersey, over the weekend. one died. she was from virginia. her friend said a fight broke out and a man was kicked out of the party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. >>> the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct did not address the issue during sunday services. bishop eddie long is facing sexual relations with young boys. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to address the charges, he promised to fight. >> i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> after service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that have been leveled against him, and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating the bishop because george's age of con -- because georgia's age of consent is 16. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, 7:19, former air force officers making allegations of ufo's that shut down nuclear weapons. find out who is pushing for answers after the break. >>> redskins lose in st. louis yesterday.
, the times square attended bomber. -- the christmas day bomber. a northern virginia charged with a link to the bombing in uganda. >> with the internet, everything is getting connected, and i do not know what the right solution is. >> the administration admits that as terrorism be more -- becomes more complex, so does their plan. >> they are trying to reach out to muslim communities. >> the fbi has deployed personnel to cities with high somali population to reach out to community leaders. it also says it is focusing on the role of the internet being used to recruit u.s. residents of >>> coming up, part of a major highway was shut down on friday morning. we are on your way -- underside with when that will happen. >>> why one company is offering to give you a its beer for free. all local woman battles cancer. why she blames the water. i am rebecca cooper >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00, with leon harris, caroline lyders, meteorologist bob ryan weather and tim brant sports. this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >> on your side tonight with a sequence of the events that has hun
's the problem for democrats. the map is expanding. take a look. we are seeing connecticut and west virginia, two states that have been considered solid democratic state, now moving in the direction of republicans. if they can pick up either one of those they can offset washington or california. >> at least one poll i've seen has the republican ahead in west virginia right now. >> and the republicans put over a million dollars into that race beginning over the weekend. >> let's take a look quickly at the house. republicans need to get 39 seats overall in order to get control. >> yeah, and here's what's happening here. er are, this is the battleground. these are the toss-up races. they could go either way. this is shrinking and since we last spoke, george, seven fewer toss-up races all seven moved in the direction of the republicans, so what we're seeing this morning is a republican takeover of the is looking significantly more likely, in fact, they'd only have to win half of those toss-ups to get control of the house. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? >> elsewhere a hearing scheduled in washi
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
efficient appliances for a discount. virginia sales tax holiday for energy star and water sense products runs from october 8th through the 11th and to get this discount they have to cost $2,500 or less. they include refrigerators, washing machines and that's not all. you can see the list of all eligible appliances on www.myfoxdc.com. just click on web links. >>> rainy day out there, rainy night for some people. >> yeah. not everyone will get the heavy rain, but boy did we need this rain and it's quite the beginning of a pattern change, too, where we've had high pressure dominating giving us our real hot summer. this changes things up a bit, a great looking live picture out at d.c. you can see the low clouds hanging, although we are not getting much rain, if any, out of the low clouds tonight, but it's been an interesting sky. most of the rain at this hour is on the eastern shore in the delmarva in particular. let's start with radar so you can see where some of that heavier stuff is now moving up from south to north. this will continue throughout the night but again that's about the only
the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway. delays on braddock eastbound toward the beltway, also on 50 delays from fairfax circle to the beltway. a crash on 15 and that's tieing up the right side of the road. no problems in montgomery county. slow from the 410 out of riverdale into the northeast. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> our top story this morning, a deadly crash in district heights overnight involving an suv and ambulance. two people were killed. two medics are being treated. stacy cohan has the details. >> reporter: this happened around midnight, this collision between an ambulance and the suv. they do have the suburban involved in the crash up on a flatbed tow truck and they remove it and reopen this roadway. to learn more about what happened, all of the fire investigators had to do was take a look at the dashboard camera in the ambulance and they were able to watch the accident happen. >> in the distance on the dash cam you can see a set of headlights approaching that appears to be in the same lane of travel but coming in the opposite direction
in the district. dulles airport, 65 degrees. fredericksburg, virginia is at 69 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar. we remain cloud-free for the most part. there might be a couple of clouds here and there as you look towards the western skies. we are cloud-free and we are going to see a lot of sunshine again today. you see the rainfall up to the north and west. that is a frontal boundary that will get through here eventually and could trigger some showers and thunderstorms late today and during the evening hours as well. so we'll keep an eye on that. here is your forecast then for today. lots of sunshine. high today about 90 degrees and again, that chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the evening and late afternoon and evening hours tonight. so there you go. more on that coming up in just a little bit. >> hopefully, that afternoon thunderstorm, if it does hit, doesn't mess with afternoon traffic. but this morning, we are looking pretty good out there on the roadways. julie wright, what is the latest? >> i think you just jinxed us. >> i probably did. >> in pro
past 118. this is the pace of the way down to nih. next we go to virginia. the beltway leaving trpast king street. adam caskey has a good news forecast? >> we really do need some rain. unfortunately, i cannot bring rain showers into the forecast any time soon. spotty showers here and there late tomorrow and tomorrow night, not enough to really amount to much and give us relief from the drought situation. otherwise, a fantastic day today. feels great right now. 52 in laurel. new clouds roll over head, but that is pretty much it. calling in another refreshing start to the day. 57 and brunswick and bowie, 64 in la plata. highs in the 80's, close to 82 this afternoon. increasing clouds, and the slight chance of a few spotty showers late thursday and thursday night. >>> in the news this morning, former maryland governor bob ehrlich won the chance to try to get his old job back. he beat brian murphy in the republican primary, setting up a rematch with governor martin o'malley. for continuous local news coverage, go ♪ well, i talk about it talk about it ♪ ♪ talk about it talk about it
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